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Josh Tomlin eager to mash in his second National League start of the season

The Indians begin the Ohio Cup today against the Reds in Cincinnati.

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Cleveland Indians @ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, May 22, 2017. 7:10 AM ET, Great American Ballpark

TV: STO

Radio: WTAM, WMMS

Holovid: Will replay on ESPN 2 on March 3rd 2054

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Josh Tomlin is no Joey Votto.

Or is he?

Last year at the plate Tomlin blistered through the league with a .400/.400/.600 line, churning out a wRC+ of 169. That was best in the majors by all pitchers with the last name Tomlin.

Perhaps more interesting is tonight's starting lineup:

Today's Lineups

CLEVELAND INDIANS CINCINNATI REDS
Jason Kipnis - 2B Billy Hamilton - CF
Francisco Lindor - SS Zack Cozart - SS
Michael Brantley - LF Joey Votto - 1B
Carlos Santana - RF Adam Duvall - LF
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B Eugenio Suarez - 3B
Jose Ramirez - 3B Scott Schebler - RF
Lonnie Chisenhall - CF Jose Peraza - 2B
Yan Gomes - C Tucker Barnhart - C
Josh Tomlin - RHP Scott Feldman - RHP
PAGING PHIL! PAGING PHIL KEHRES! IT'S HAPPENING. SANTANA IS IN RIGHT!